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NL Central News and Rumors
MLB just announced which two teams will be facing off in the first game of the 2013 season, and the matchup is a curious one. On one side there are the Texas Rangers, a team that has proven itself to be one of the most exciting and watchable squads in b…
Share TweetThe Houston Astros' debut in the American League against the Texas Rangers will officially open the 2013 season on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" on March 31.
Andrew McCutchen Fathead terrorizes small dogUpdated Jan 3 Share TweetDespite a BuzzFeed post that suggests otherwise, popular Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen is not universally beloved. In addition to NL Central opponents, the center fielder's known enemies now include a small, fluffy dog whose owner recent…Source: yahoo.com
Reds' pitchers, catchers report to camp Feb. 12Updated Jan 3 Share TweetReds fans itching for baseball to return to the forefront now have some dates to circle on their calendars. Pitchers and catchers are slated to report to camp in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 12. The full squad is scheduled to be on site Feb. 15.Source: MLB.com
Reds sign two righties and outfielder to Minors dealsUpdated Jan 3 Share TweetThe Reds have signed right-handers Jeff Marquez and Kevin Whelan and outfielder Derrick Robinson to Minor League contracts.Source: MLB.com
Puerto Rico sees several hints of baseball revivalUpdated Jan 3 Share TweetOn an island where the name of Roberto Clemente is emblazoned on stadiums, streets and schools, baseball is making a rally.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetRuss Canzler is back with the Indians. Nick Swisher is on his way.Source: CNNSI.com
Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversaryJan 3As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources sayJan 3In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
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